My wedding binder[s]




OK, I promised that I would show you my wedding binder with some tips I learned along the way, so here they are. I actually used 2 binders…the Russell + Hazel white patent binder I used to hold EVERYTHING that was inspirational to me, images, articles, etc. Since I had a huge amount of inspiration, this binder got way too heavy to take to meetings, so thats where the second binder came in. The second binder was just a simple white one from Staples that I would bring to meetings along with the relevant information and images needed…it also held all my vendor contracts. Get one with a D-ring because your pages will sit nicer that with a round one…also get one with either a clear view spine or front, because you can dress it up with some wallpaper or giftwrap. Before a meeting, I would go through the patent binder to pull stuff to put into the Staples one, and voila, I had everything I needed without breaking my back. In each of the binders I used sheet protectors which you can get from any office supply store, but I liked using the OfficeMax brand because it didn’t have any logos on it. I also bought business card sheets for cards I wanted to keep close, but for the most part, I kept all that info on my iPhone. Extra wide sheet dividers from Avery are what kept my sections apart….the extra wide is essential so you can see past the sheet protectors [I learned this the hard way].

I got another wedding binder as a gift, so I took out the checklists I needed help on and added them into my new binders. I also bought a small version of the Everything Wedding Checklists to make sure I covered all my bases….it fit nicely in the rubberband of my R+H binder. So thats it…my Franken-binder for weddings! Now that R+H has downloadable checklists, yours will surely look a lot better than mine….:)

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7 Comments to “My wedding binder[s]”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Hi Vane–

    Just an FYI, you can see your address on the invoices if you click on the picture to make it bigger.

  2. Vane Says:

    yikes! thanks for pointing that out! anyone else who saw it….please don’t stalk me! :)

  3. future Mrs. Jones Says:

    Hi Vane,

    Thank you so much for sharing your free “Franklin” tips with us. I haven’t set a date or really started any serious planning but I am looking at all of the magazines and websites and am getting a ton of inspiration and you’ve just given me another dose of inspiration for putting it all together.

  4. budgetsavvybride Says:

    thanks for sharing this advice- I haven’t started getting organized and this has given me some motivation!! :)

  5. Look Photography Says:

    This is wonderful information! We have started putting together a wedding binder to give to all of our new brides as a gift (since a photographer is often one of the first few things booked) and your insight is invaluable. Plus the R+H checklists rock.
    Thanks so much
    Vicki

  6. Inspired Goodness Says:

    Thanks for sharing Vane!
    Loved that you also use those R+H little to-do list sticky pads. Don’t they rock?!

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